Jim Collins

Jim Collins (JC) graduated from Clarkson in 1981, majoring in Management. JC was President of AXP during his senior year. JC stayed at Clarkson and obtained his MBA in 1982. He then moved to Houston after graduating and worked for ADP selling payroll services for 1-1/2 years then went to work for Kodak. Kodak transferred Jim to Chicago in 1985 and this has been his home ever since. Jim Started his own imaging company, Datamation in 1995,  performing scanning services and being a certified Kodak scanner reseller.  

Datamation provides systems and services to enable customers to have a “paperless office” and access all their paper files, computer reports, and other critical corporate data through an in-house system or via a private web site. Datamation Imaging is now the largest Kodak reseller in the United States and employs 50 employees and growing. The URL for Datamation is www.datamationis.com.

Jim and his wife Chris have an 11 year old daughter, Barbara who keeps them very happy & busy! JC is also an avid golfer and loves to play as much as possible when he has spare time.  He continues to be an avid Buffalo Bills fan. In 1993, he ran the Chicago marathon and continues to run today as much as his time & body permit! He is active in his church where he runs a middle school youth group and is currently coaching his daughters volleyball team.

Many thanks to JC for his efforts on helping the Zeta Phi over the years. Jim has also been extremely generous and made several financial donations totally nearly $30,000! These donations have allowed for the replacement of all of the old wooden windows in the Chapter House that were rotting with new vinyl clad, energy efficient windows, along with other needed renovations in other areas of the Chapter House. Please feel free to contact JC at jcollins@datamationis.com if you would like to exchange correspondences.